Mobile phone coverage is set to improve for people across Northern Ireland, as telecoms firms Orange, T-Mobile and Three UK have signed up to a €30 million upgrade deal.

Their 3G coverage will be expanded to cover an area encompassing 94 percent of the population of Northern Ireland by the end of this year, up from around 54 percent at present.

Enterprise minister Arlene Foster said the Stormont Executive is also committed to improving the 4G platform to support the latest mobile technologies.

She said: "My department has consulted extensively on telecoms investment priorities for 2011-2015 and has received endorsement for proposals to examine ways to deliver improvements in high-speed mobile delivery."

She welcomed the €30 million upgrade commitment, adding: "This is excellent news for Northern Ireland.

"My department has for a number of years recognised the importance of state-of-the-art telecommunications networks to the development of the economy."

Other mobile networks will not be affected by the move.

More News

Lucky seven as eircom returns to revenue growth, teases rebrand Lucky seven as eircom returns to revenue growth, teases rebrand eircom reported its first quarterly year-on-year revenue growth for seven years in the three months to June, as it revealed a imminent rebrand. More detail
Free Mobile continues momentum as H1 brings 820,000 new subs Free Mobile continues momentum as H1 brings 820,000 new subs Iliad’s mobile arm was again the standout performer in the first six months of 2015 as its low-cost tariffs continued to draw in subscribers. More detail
Combes praises Altice’s long-term strategy as he becomes Group COO Combes praises Altice’s long-term strategy as he becomes Group COO Michel Combes said he was attracted by Altice’s long-term strategy and global ambitions after he was confirmed as the company’s new Group COO and Chairman of France-based Numericable-SFR. More detail
Proximus unveils Swipebox photo sharing solution Proximus unveils Swipebox photo sharing solution Proximus has launched a box that enables customers to transfer photos, videos and music from the mobile devices to their TV set. More detail
Telenor sees triple-digit growth in data roaming across EU Telenor sees triple-digit growth in data roaming across EU Telenor has reported a triple-digit increase in data roaming across all its European markets. More detail
    

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Using our website, you agree to our use of cookies

Learn more

I understand

About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to SJP Business Media's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Credit

This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.